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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Stephen Hussar on July 27, 2015, 10:16:13 AM

Title: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Stephen Hussar on July 27, 2015, 10:16:13 AM
Not even sure this is the correct place for this thread but it is steam, it's 2 ft gauge (and maybe a little "weird?")
This strange little steamer was found by Bernie and Hansel at a coal mining museum in Lansford, PA...

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Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 27, 2015, 10:27:13 AM
Hmm... unless I create a section called "Jason's Nightmares" the Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery section definitely describes this, eh, locomotive?

Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: James Patten on July 27, 2015, 12:02:22 PM
So - the boiler's in the tender?
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Bernie Perch on July 27, 2015, 01:11:08 PM
I believe that if Hansel could have, he would have put it in the car and brought it home.  He really liked the thing.  Theoretically it could probably be made to run with a thorough rebuilding.  Since I have no knowledge of hoist engines, I was fascinated with the way the engine was reversed.  There was only one cam per cylinder and reversing was accomplished by a reversing piston which changed the flow of steam to the feed pipes to the cylinders.  The coal bin and water supply were in the locomotive part.  Someone put a lot of thought into it.  Hansel and I had our own version of "Jason's nightmare" comments.

Bernie
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 27, 2015, 01:16:49 PM
Oh... I got the perfect name for it...
Paint it yellow and call it "Ugly Duckling."
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Ira Schreiber on July 27, 2015, 02:43:39 PM
With the blue drums, it might have been the prototype for "Thomas".
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Stephen Hussar on July 27, 2015, 03:21:09 PM
I thought the blue drums were so Quint could tire out the shark...
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on July 28, 2015, 02:44:16 AM
We're gonna' need a bigger boat!  :o
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Wayne Laepple on July 28, 2015, 07:15:24 AM
The Lidgerwood Company was well-known for its logging equipment, particularly the large systems of winches, cables and masts that were used to "skid" logs in mountainous areas. It also made hoisting machinery for the mining industry. I suspect this contraption is using an engine from a mining hoist. Interestingly, the company survives today as the Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation, manufacturers of marine hoisting equipment.
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 28, 2015, 08:32:05 AM
Is that an 0-4+4 ??!?
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Andre Anderson on July 28, 2015, 04:50:30 PM
Is that an 0-4+4 ??!?

0-4+4 B for barrel  ;D

Andre
Title: Re: WW&F No 12?? ;-)
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on July 29, 2015, 02:44:25 AM
That is a genuine "You name it, you can FEED it!"  ;)